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September 19, 2007 2:45:18 PM

I just would like to see if anyone has any comments about my new gaming rig before I start buying parts. I am mainly building this to play the new DX10 titles at full-quality 1080p.

Case: Coolermaster RC-832
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
RAM: 2x 2Gb kit Team Xtreem TXDD2048M800HC4DC PC2 6400
GPU: (2x) GIGABYTE GV-NX88X768H-RH GeForce 8800GTX 768MB
GPU Watercooling: (2x) EK-FC8800GTX Full Cover Waterblock for nVidia 8800 GTX
CPU Watercooling system: Thermaltake Symphony External Liquid Cooling System
HDD: 1 WD Raptor 36Gb 10Krpm from previous machine
1 Seagate 500gb 7200rmp ftom previous machine
CD/DVD-RW: 18X SATA LG from previous build.

total price is: $2671.00 plus shipping.

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September 19, 2007 4:07:07 PM

Nice PC, above average :) 

No idea about that RAM. I'd feel better with a better known brand like Crucial or OCZ.

I assume you'll want a second hard disk at some point too.
September 19, 2007 4:49:54 PM

Yeah, I wouldnt trust that RAM either. And an additional HDD is almost a given. I'd just use that Raptor to run Windows pretty much.
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September 19, 2007 9:32:47 PM

I dont know why all my review links disappeared, but the RAM is kickass OC RAM made by a smaller company. The reviewer was able to get it to DDR1200- 5-5-5-8 @ 2.50v on an Intel board. Review link: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=12...
I was skeptical too, because I had never heard of them either; but the results speak for themselves.

It would be cool if an admin would let me know why they deleted the review and price info from my original post. -thanks.
September 19, 2007 10:47:28 PM

SLI 8800GTX is over kill for a 1080p res.
September 19, 2007 11:13:35 PM

chookman said:
SLI 8800GTX is over kill for a 1080p res.


What do you mean? In the latest games? Possibly yes, but i'm sure it'll be the best GPU solution for a few years still...
September 20, 2007 1:17:16 AM

For a few yearssss...??? are you living in a dream world, have a look at a card that got released a few years ago and have a look at how good it is now???

2 Years ago we didnt even have the Geforce 7 series... have a look at how series 6 performs in games now...
September 20, 2007 2:29:23 AM

Okay, maybe I should have said "Good" instaed of "best". Sure, dual or triple G9x GPU's in SLI will be the best in a year or two, but 8800GTX's in SLI should still be able to run new games at that time pretty well.
September 20, 2007 3:16:00 AM

snootch if you really wanna piss away money go for the SLI 8800GTXs. IMO I would get 1 now and wait untill the new cards are released. If you were to go with EVGA video card they have a step up program. That gives you 2 options:

1. Step-up to the top of the line GPU when it comes out
2. Buy another 8800GTX when the new GPU comes out at a much lower price

Just my $0.02
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